BS6 emission norms have hit the Indian market this year. And manufacturers are upgrading their vehicles to match these standards. Kawasaki has upgraded its two of the most famous racing bikes Ninja models in India. These are the Kawasaki Ninja 650 BS6 2021 and Ninja 1000SX BS6 2021. After the lockdown eased, Kawasaki has resumed the deliveries of these upgraded versions.
The Japanese bike manufacturer has made some minor changes to Kawasaki Ninja 650 BS6 and all the other features are being carried from the previous version.
What is new in the 2021 Ninja 650 BS6?
- A new digital TFT instrument cluster is introduced.
- “RIDEOLOGY THE APP” connects wirelessly with the instrument cluster.
- A new and improved windshield offers better air resistance to the rider.
- Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tyre provides better handling and grip.
- Fully compatible with BS6 standards.
How fast is Kawasaki Ninja 650 BS6?
Kawasaki Ninja 650 uses a 649cc liquid-cooled, Parallel Twin engine which uses a 10.8:1 compression ratio. After BS6 upgrades, the engine still delivers a maximum power of 50.2 kW at 8000 rpm and a maximum torque of 64 Nm at 6700rpm. With this power, Kawasaki Ninja 650 can reach up to a top speed of 190kmph.
Kawasaki offers Ninja 650 in one variant in India While in the US and other European countries Ninja 650 comes in two variants Ninja 650 ABS and Ninja 650 ABS Kart. Indian variant comes with ABS as standard due to compulsory norms.
Dimensions and weight
Ninja 650 has a wheelbase of 1410 mm and a ground clearance of 130 mm. It has a curb weight of 196kg which makes it 14kg lighter than Honda CBR650R.
With an Ex-showroom price of Rs. 6.24 lakh, The BS6 model of Ninja 650 is Rs. 35000 costlier than its BS4 model. The Japanese bikemaker is offering this bike in two liveries: Lime Green Ebony and Pearl Flat Stardust white.
At this price range and engine size, the Kawasaki Ninja 650 will get competition from Honda CBR500R which Honda is planning to launch in December 2020 in Indian markets.